5 overlooked political stories that deserve a second look

People gather at a makeshift memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard following the mass shooting. Photo by REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Trump has yet to award the National Arts Medals for 2016. The Trump administration missed February’s deadline to award the 2016 National Arts Medals. It is the longest gap between recipients since the award was created in 1985 to recognize the country’s best artists. Why it matters: Trump officials said they are evaluating candidates, but critics attribute the delay to the administration’s ambivalence towards the arts. — The New York Times
  2. Facebook says Alex Jones’ threatening rant against Robert Mueller doesn’t violate its rules. In a live feed to Facebook, Infowars host Alex Jones accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of pedophilia and suggested…

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